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Tropic King - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
89
very good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 35
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 11-19-2011)
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4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous cloudy orange with a three-finger fluffy white head that receded very slowly and left lacing all down the glass. Lively carbonation bubbles can be seen when the glass is held to light. Very good looking. Scents of spicy Belgian yeast, clove, white pepper, mango, pineapple, tropical fruit, some banana and peach, a bit of yeasty sour funk, faint fresh wheat bread and some earthy aromas. A very rich, complex, fruity flavor, with abundant tropical fruit scents and great Belgian yeast esters. A very enticing aroma profile. Flavor begins with a big hit of pineapple, mango, peach, apricot and some faint sour funk with banana entering the flavor in the middle of the sip, clove, white pepper and Belgian yeast spiciness are present throughout, but become stronger in the middle and on the finish. Alcohol flavor and warmth are present in the background and rather detectable. Finish is spicy with a nice wheat cracker malt. Aftertaste is spicy and yeasty. There is some moderate citrus peel bitterness throughout that balances the sweetness and fruity flavors. An excellent, fruity, complex flavor profile. With the sweet fruity flavors staying throughout the sip and mingling with excellent spicy, funky, yeasty flavors. Very good. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, crisp and drying with high carbonation and some slight acidity. Very nice, quite drinkable and very refreshing. It is perfect for a hot day. Overall this is an excellent rendition of a saison. All the principle flavors of the style are present, with the very nice addition of tropical fruit flavors and aromas and a bit heavier feel than most saisons. It all comes together in a very nice, flavorful, aromatic, drinkable package that is worth seeking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Cloudy peach, healthy head and lacing

SMELL: Floral, fruity, cantaloupe, alcohol, bready

TASTE: Lively, creamy carbonation, light bodied, peaches, ginger, melon, pineapple, pear, esters, white pepper, bready, spicy, yeasty linger

We’re a bit skeptical when people slap the word “Imperial” in front of a style these days, but not with this beer. Funkwerks has done a great job in punching up the Saison style with a ton of complex fruity characters (thanks to using New Zealand Rakau hops), while keeping drinkability and finish in tact. Perhaps a bit too yeasty, but damn fine drinking here.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL courtesy of SalukiAlum pours a very hazed gold color with a massive cap of white head. Good looking beer with lots of retention and lace.

Nose is yeasty-licious with lots of tropical fruity aromas - mango, guava and pineapple.

Taste is delicious! great blend of hops and yeast. The phonics range from pepper to clove to leather. Maybe just a touch over-carbed on the mouthfeel, but otherwise I cant think of anything else to complain about. I love it when I can say I would honestly not know if a saison was American or Belgian in origin...thats the case here. Great beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Casey, Paige, and Brian for grabbing this for me on their recent trip to GABF. Shared with OKComputer and Victor. Poured into Chimay goblet. Poured a hazy golden yellow color with about 1/2 inch of off-white head that had very good retention and OK lacing.

The aroma led off with a nice blast of yeast, which led to a pleasant fruit scent. There was just a bit of underlying spice from the yeast. The taste was basically the same, a solid foundation of expected Saison flavors, with some additional fruitiness that worked pretty well.

The body was pretty full for the style, but still managed to be crisp and dry. Drinkability was excellent, we were hoping for another bottle by the time we got done. Overall, a very, very nice brew. Bordering on a must try, if you're a trader, absolutely a must try if you see it in a bar or store.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on-tap at the brewery

Another really nice saison from Funkwerks - hopped nicely with NZ Rakau hops, peppery, ginger, tropical fruit - mango, guava, some peach. Enjoyed this more than the standard saison, though both were solid. Grabbed a bottle to bring home - good stuff

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Tropic King from Funkwerks
89 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.